Chamber Performs Business Retention and Expansion Surveys to Downtown Merchants
The San Rafael Chamber asked members of its Economic Vitality Committee (EVC), Board of Directors, staff and members of the Governmental Affairs Committee and the Business Improvement District to survey local businesses in a variety of classifications using a standardized interview format developed by the Chamber, Marin Economic Forum (MEF) and the City Economic Development Department. This is the fifth year of data collection. The goals of these interviewers include:
- Perform outreach to Chamber and Business Improvement District members;
- Collect information from business owners to help identify any obstacles or common themes for businesses operating in the Downtown area and help build awareness of any issues that may impact economic vitality in Downtown San Rafael; and
- Find out attributes about doing business in Downtown San Rafael that may be strengths to build upon and also considerations for public policy makers to make doing business easier.
In 2018, 52 companies were asked a variety of questions regarding their local business.
Summary of Results Here